University of Calgary Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2020

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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
232 Ratings
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  • "low salary, contracts are based on grants(in 21 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no many career opportunities(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people to work with and inclusive

    Cons

    No cons, the place is excellent

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  2. "Great work experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unionized position, so salary, vacation, etc. is very clearly outlined. Good benefits. Great job & co-workers - I think people tend not to work there unless they want to because pay is much lower than in industry.

    Cons

    Because of unionization there’s little flexibility and a lot of paperwork. Pay is not great.


  3. "summer job for four months, great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering Research Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice work life balance, understanding atmosphere

    Cons

    pay is not as high as corporate engg job

  4. "good place to learn; not a goody for finding job!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great enviroment to work. Nice people.

    Cons

    not job-oriented research, mostly focus on projects not career development.

  5. COVID-19

    "Good work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Master Student in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    low stress learning new things and technologies learning how to communicate and teach new things

    Cons

    due to covid its mostly online so not much of in person interaction

  6. "very academic"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunities to learn new skills -Very scientific environment -Not stressful

    Cons

    -Salaries are not great -Not many opportunities

  7. "researcher"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good for free education especially for international students

    Cons

    will not be suitable for people who hate research

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  8. "straight forward"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Instructor 

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    clear and straight forward, well-designed course outline

    Cons

    Some times you feel so much control over every part of a course

  9. "Great Employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and Benefits in general

    Cons

    Current provincial funding causing uncertainty

  10. "Pretty good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Calgary, AB

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Decent environment and nice co-workers

    Cons

    research jobs are underpaid in my opinion

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